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Ripon MP offers support to Outwood School

The MP for Skipton and Ripon has tweeted offering his support for Outwood School, where 27 pupils have been affected in a health scare. He says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has also offered her department's help.

Specialist officers investigate Ripon school incident

Emergency services at the scene

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say its Hazardous Materials Specialist Officers are investigating the incident at Outwood Academy, along with crews from Ripon and Boroughbridge.

A specialist detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) team from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is also working alongside them.

It has been confirmed that two of the 27 pupils affected were taken to hospital, the rest were treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

We are working with colleagues from North Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service at this time to determine what has caused this occurrence. Further information will follow as we have it.

– North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Pupils displayed signs of 'sickness and feeling faint'

Emergency services remain at the scene at Outwood Academy School on Clotherholme Road in Ripon.

Police were called at around 12.30pm - its is believed the incident happened sometime between 11am and 11.30am. A number of students had collapsed at the school and a number of others were taken ill. It is reported 27 students have been affected, all displayed signs of sickness and feeling faint. Some have been attended to by paramedics at the scene and others have been taken to hospital.

At this stage it is not known what has caused the students to fall ill and officers are working with the fire service to establish what has caused the incident.

– North Yorkshire Police

Pupils taken ill at North Yorkshire school

Emergency services are currently in attendance at the Outwood Academy School on Clotherholme Road in Ripon.

Police received reports at around 12.30 today that several students had collapsed at the school. A number have been taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said the safety of all the students and staff at the school was paramount and officers were working with the fire and ambulance services to establish what has caused the students to collapse.

Man charged over Ripon assault

Police investigating a serious assault on a teenager in Ripon have charged a 22-year-old local man with causing grievous bodily harm. He will appear at Harrogate Magistrates Court later.

The victim, who is 18 and from Ripon, remains in a critical condition in hospital. Anyone who witnessed the incident on Quarry Moor Lane in the early hours of Sunday October 11th , is urged to contact the Harrogate Serious Crime Team on 101.


Man from Ripon in critical condition after attack

Police are investigating an allegation of a serious assault that has left a young man in a critical condition in hospital.

The incident happened on the night of Saturday 10 October 2015 on Quarry Moor Lane, Ripon.

It is alleged that the victim, an 18-year-old-man from Ripon, was attacked and as a result was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he is in a critical condition.

The incident was reported to police earlier today, Monday 12 October 2015, and officers have secured the scene on Quarry Moor Lane to carry out a full investigation.

Mother and son reunited after 53 years

Mother and son Ann Lowery and Gary Collins have been reunited - 53 years after she was forced to give him up for adoption.

Gary Collins and his mother Ann Lowery reunited after 53 years Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Gary tracked down his mother - who lives in Ripon - after a decade-long search - and flew in from Australia at the weekend.

Four arrested over attempt child abduction released on bail

Four men arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction in Ripon have been released on bail.

Police attended a call that a 13-year-old girl had been approached by two men in a white van in Clotherholme Road on Thursday September 17.

Four men in a vehicle aged, 36,26, 22 and 20 from West Yorkshire were arrested.

Officers were also investigating whether this incident is linked to another report involved a 10-year-old boy on Lead Lane in Ripon on Saturday September 12.

Extra police patrols have put on in Ripon to reassure the local community as inquiries continue.

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